Tyler Ennis announces his retirement from the NHL

Tyler Ennis officially retired on Wednesday. The former NHL forward played in 700 NHL games over the course of his 13 year career.
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Tyler Ennis has announced his retirement from hockey. Ennis played in 700 NHL games, playing for five different teams over the course of his 13 year NHL career.

His career began with the Buffalo Sabres, the team that drafted him 26th overall in 2008. Ennis would spend his first eight years in the NHL with the Sabres playing in 419 NHL games putting up 236 points during that time.

His first taste of the NHL came in 2009-10 when he played in ten NHL games putting up nine points during those ten games. Ennis even got a few votes for the Calder Trophy in 2011 after he put up 49 points in 82 games. The then 21-year-old put up 20 goals in his first full season in the league.

Tyler Ennis played for the Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators during his 13 year career.

His most productive season actually ended up being his rookie season in 2010-11. After that he was never able to top 49 points again, although in 2011-12 he did put up 34 points in 48 games, which was a pretty incredible pace.

Some players win the Stanley Cup their first year in the league and never make it back to the postseason ever again, unfortunately for Ennis, he never got a crack at the cup.

Ennis played in postseason hockey during six different seasons. His first two opportunities came in Buffalo during his first few years in the league. But the Sabres fell short in both of their series in 2010 and 2011.

Ennis played in one playoff game for the Minnesota Wild in 2018, but again the Wild fell short. The same is true for his five games in Toronto in 2019, three games in Edmonton in 2020 and two more in Edmonton in 2021.


While Ennis might not have won the Stanley Cup, playing in 700 NHL games and putting up 346 points is a pretty successful career. He Ranks 15th all-time in career points from the 2008 NHL draft.